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Fwd: [OM] Diopters, Glasses, etc. and Lasik

Subject: Fwd: [OM] Diopters, Glasses, etc. and Lasik
From: DaEyeGuy@xxxxxxx
Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2000 21:30:28 EST
sending answer to the group too as he had originally:


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Subject: Re: [OM] Diopters, Glasses, etc. and Lasik
From: DaEyeGuy@xxxxxxx
Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2000 21:01:02 EST
In a message dated 11/18/00 8:32:28 PM Eastern Standard Time, HI100 writes:

> what is your perception/experience of the relatively new Intacs (Keravision)
Tim,
The procedure is just too new to really know yet, as they're mostly using it 
with patients with dire corneal problems (as it is used to re-shape the 
cornea with C-shaped pieces of plastic inserted from the side). While I 
suspect that waaaay down the road this will be the next Great Thing..it'll be 
a while (maybe 2 years from now) before we really know. It's still an 
invasive procedure, scarring can still occur, maybe causing problems with a 
later needed transplant. Insertion of a catact IOL's SHOULD be OK, but we 
really won't know until we can test the amount of scarring. I am particularly 
excited about this for the eventual correction in the future for "high 
astigmatics"...my hub has unusally high astigmatism and it has caused him to 
have poor vision, expensive glasses, and no successful contact lense use his 
entire life.

We are in the infancy of these procedures..ten years from now we'll realize 
this was an experimental period..very primitive. I'll kindly wait to let 
someone else be the guinea pig....
Chicken Sue

Trivia: Did you realize that astigmatism (misshapened eyeball)  increased 
hundred-folds with the Yuppies and they think it's mainly attributed to the 
use of forceps during deliveries from the mid-forties to the about 1960?? 
They squeezed all those little heads!



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